Splunk® Enterprise

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Swap the license manager

You can change the license manager by promoting a license peer to be the manager, and demoting the old manager to a license peer.

Review the license configuration on the license manager:

  1. Verify the number of active licenses, and license capacity.
  2. Verify the pool allocation and the pool assignments for all license peers.
  3. Get a copy of your licenses from the support portal, if needed. See Working with Support and the Support Portal.

Promote a license peer to be the manager:

  1. On the peer, navigate to Settings > Licensing.
  2. Click Switch to local manager.
  3. On the Change manager association page, choose Designate this Splunk instance as the manager license server.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Restart the Splunk Enterprise services.
  6. On the new license manager, install your licenses. See Install a license.

Configure the license peers to use the new license manager:

  1. On the peer, navigate to Settings > Licensing.
  2. Click Switch to local manager.
  3. Update the Manager license server URI to point at the new license manager.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Restart the Splunk Enterprise services.

Demote the old license manager to be a peer:

  1. On the old license manager, navigate to Settings > Licensing.
  2. Click Change to peer.
  3. Click Designate a different Splunk instance as the manager license server.
  4. Update the Manager license server URI to point at the new license manager.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Stop the Splunk Enterprise services.
  7. Using the CLI, delete any license files under $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/licenses/enterprise/.
  8. Start the Splunk Enterprise services.
Last modified on 17 August, 2021
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 9.0.0, 9.0.1


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